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11/05/2020 12:01 PM AEST

Piers Morgan Admits He Has ‘Taken Things Too Far’ In His Criticism Of Meghan Markle

The Good Morning Britain presenter has been a fierce critic of the Duchess Of Sussex.

Piers Morgan has admitted he has “taken things a bit too far” in his criticism of Meghan Markle.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has previously accused the Duchess of Sussex of “ditching” her own relatives and dividing the royal family.

In an interview with The Sunday Times he also admitted that “it’s probably not wise, if you’re a columnist, to make things too personal”.

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Piers Morgan

Commenting on his previous comments about the duchess, he said: “Have I taken things a bit too far? Probably.

“Do I think that will govern and temper how I talk about them going forward? Absolutely.”

He added that he is at his “best as a journalist on stuff that really matters”.

“It’s the stuff that is substantial, particularly when people’s lives are at stake, that seems to galvanise my personality into the best possible place,” he said.

“And it’s times of relative peace, calm, quiet and dare I say boredom that might occasionally bring out the worst in me.

“Having squabbles with people who are never going to change their mind in a million years about stuff that no longer seems remotely important.”

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 

Piers was a regular critic of Meghan and her husband after they announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior royals.

In January, he tweeted: “People say I’m too critical of Meghan Markle – but she ditched her family, ditched her Dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William and has now split him from the Royal Family.

“I rest my case.”

He later branded the couple “repulsive, deluded narcissistic tools” after they sent a letter to four UK tabloids, saying there’d be no further “corroboration” and “zero engagement” between them and the tabloids in question.

It led to Piers vowing that he would no longer be talking about either of them on Good Morning Britain “for the foreseeable future”.